After changing filter on GE Profile, water pooling and leaking.
The water is coming of the plastic coils in the back of the refrigerator and coming out the front onto the floor. This happens when the water dispenser is run. I just replaced the water filter and had to wait 4-6 hours to get water flow back. The fridge was too warm I guess at first (around 48 degrees) After letting it cool water flow was restored but now there is the leak. Help me please! This is the third home issue in 2 weeks following a minor basement flood and a burned out dryer motor, and I can't take much more!
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Sounds like the water tank in the fridge section froze and split open causing a leak. Plus, the water feed line to the dispenser has frozen where it runs up through the freezer door- guessing your trimmer line only goes about 5" into the tube?
There is a water line heater kit that GE makes : Refrigerator Heating Element WR49X10173 .
Then, buy two quick disconnects 5/16" and about 10 feet of 5/16" plastic tubing- use the tubing and disconnects to replace the cracked water tank and you should be good to go... Refrigerator Water Line 5210JA3004K
Refrigerators with a defrost cycle drain the melted water from the evaporator
coils through a tube or a hole into a drip pan underneath the refrigerator.
The water usually evaporates, but most times the pan is removable and
can be drained. If this path of water is blocked at any point because
the drain hole or tube is crimped or clotted with anything, it will
back up inside the refrigerator area and try to find a way out, usually
under the crisper drawers. To fix this, clear the obstruction in the
drain tube. The drain pan at the bottom of the refrigerator can overflow
or get old, crack, and develop a leak. Other times, mold can grow in
the drain tube and clog it.
Most refrigerators have an ice and/or water system built into them.
This means that you have a waterline attached to the back of your refrigerator
and it comes out as ice or cold water. Anywhere that water travels through
the refrigerator and freezer can turn into a leak. To find the leak,
you need to follow the tubes that carry the water through the appliance
and make sure that all connections are tight.
Leaking containers or spills in the refrigerator can be misdiagnosed
as leaks. First make sure that there are no puddles of juice, milk,
water, etc. on one of the large capacity shelves.
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If the leak is on the refrig water valve where the wall water line connects to , then use a 1/2" wrench and tighten the fitting on the water valve itself . If the leak is on the plastic tubing at the bottom of the refrig water valve , pull up on the small white ring while pushing down on the plastic tube to remove it from the valve . Cut off about 1 " of the tubing and reinsert it into the valve with pretty good pressure to be sure it is inserted completely .
Turn off the water supply and check for cracked or broken water tubing/line. Make certain that there is teflon (white) tape on threads connecting water inlet hose from shut off valve at wall to water valve at refrigerator. If there is no apparent damage to tubing or hose, then your problem may be with a water valve solenoid that is not seating/closing tightly. Replace the water valve assembly, if necessary.
Note: If plastic tubing is damaged, etc., you can splice the tubing with a "coupler" and/or more tubing purchased from Home Depot or Lowe's.
How long have the filter been inside the refrigerator, if 3-6 months that is usually the life of the filter and it is time for replacing, it is common for the filter to leak once it has reach it life expectency
If the water stopped before you replaced the filter we have something to consider is that the water control valve on the rear of the back of your Profile and down where the water enters the refrigerator you will see two coils and a set of female plugs attaches to each coil. Most likely the coil for your water dispenser is defective and and the side for the ice has not failed. When telling you the correct model of your profile is needed to give you the replacement part number for your dual water control valve. In a few moments I will show you an example of the part that I am talking about, Thanks, Sea Breeze
Two things might be happening. One is the line to the fridge is leaking, this line come thru the floor or wall to the bottom and hooks up to a water valve, it may just need tightening. The other problem is you will have a hose that runs from the filter down in behind the crisper drawers to the bottom and coils up here to hold water for cold use. it then runs thru the bottom pan out to the front, to the bottom door hinge on the freezer side up the door to the dispencer. Check along the hose for a pin hole look at the bottom hinge area first, things bump into it here and can damage the plastic cover.
Check to see if the drain at the bottom of your freezer is plugged. When the refrigerator goes on defrost, the water has to go somewhere. Look below the coils in the freezer section and see if there is ice in the drain.